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Former UW Tacoma student Emily Swanson uses lab equipment.

Delayed but Not Detoured

July 31, 2019

The 2008 financial collapse put Emily Swanson's plans on hold but she revived them here at UW Tacoma.

Photo of Nicole Blair's book sitting atop her guitar.

'Renegade Professor of English'

July 3, 2019

Raised in the South at a time when women were supposed to be wives and mothers, UW Tacoma Senior Lecturer Nicole Blair defied expectations and became an accomplished teacher, musician and author.

Byron Ragland, '19, Psychology

Byron's Banishment

June 26, 2019

As recounted in UW's Columns Magazine, Byron Ragland’s encounter with police at a frozen yogurt shop shook his sense of belonging and reminded him that society’s doors still aren’t open to all.

University of Washington Awards of Excellence

2019 Honorees Set a High Bar

June 15, 2019

Students and faculty individually recognized at UW Tacoma's 2019 Commencement represent accomplishments in scholarship, community engagement and contributions to the campus and university.

2018 UW Tacoma Commencement

The Husky Family

June 14, 2019

The UW Tacoma Class of 2019: a passionate, tenacious and diverse group of graduates that are already out in the world making an impact. We present a sampling of their stories.

Misaki Seto, '19, Biomedical Sciences

Misaki Seto: Jurassic Park Biologist

June 14, 2019

Misaki Seto, '19, Biomedical Sciences, is proof that the STEM influence of "Jurassic Park" extended beyond the shores of North America.

Karla Vargas, '19, Law & Policy

Karla Vargas: Keeping a Promise

June 13, 2019

With her degree in law and policy and her goal to become a prosecuting attorney, Karla Vargas plans to fulfill a promise to her mother.

Catarina Terrill, '19, History

Catarina Terrill: a Woman of History

June 13, 2019

For her capstone thesis, Catarina Terrill examined the role of women in the Ku Klux Klan during that group's 1920s revival. Post-graduation, she'll do a Russian journalism exchange.

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